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Scientists Create ‘Diamond Rain’ That Forms in the Interior of Icy Giant Planets

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In an experiment designed to mimic the conditions deep inside the icy giant planets of our solar system, scientists were able to observe “diamond rain” for the first time as it formed in high-pressure conditions. Extremely high pressure squeezes...
17-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kathryn Hastie Wins Spicer Award for Lassa Virus Work at SLAC’s X-Ray Synchrotron

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Kathryn Hastie, staff scientist at The Scripps Research Institute, has spent the last decade studying how the deadly Lassa virus – which causes up to half a million cases of Lassa fever each year in West Africa – enters human cells via a cell...
18-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Create Molecular Movie of Virus Preparing to Infect Healthy Cells

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A research team has created for the first time a movie with nanoscale resolution of the three-dimensional changes a virus undergoes as it prepares to infect a healthy cell. The scientists analyzed thousands of individual snapshots from intense X-ray...
17-Aug-2017 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly Upgraded Laser Allows Scientists to Peer Further Into the Extreme Universe at SLAC’s LCLS

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Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently upgraded a powerful optical laser system used to create shockwaves that generate high-pressure conditions like those found within planetary interiors. The laser...
15-Aug-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Video: Dark Matter Hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN

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SLAC is helping to build and test one of the biggest and most sensitive detectors ever designed to catch a WIMP – the LUX-ZEPLIN or LZ detector.
14-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Three SLAC Scientists Receive DOE Early Career Research Grants

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Three scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will receive DOE Early Career Research Program grants for research to find evidence of cosmic inflation, understand how plasmas excite particles to high energies...
10-Aug-2017 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Franklin Fuller and Cornelius Gati Named 2017 Panofsky Fellows at SLAC

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Franklin Fuller and Cornelius Gati have been awarded 2017 Panofsky Fellowships by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where they will work over the next five years to get significantly more information about how...
4-Aug-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Standard Model of the Universe Withstands Most Precise Test by Dark Energy Survey

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Astrophysicists have a fairly accurate understanding of how the universe ages: That’s the conclusion of new results from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), a large international science collaboration, including researchers from the Department of...
3-Aug-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Q&A: SLAC Theorist Lance Dixon Explains Quantum Gravity

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In this Q&A, Particle Physics and Astrophysics Professor Lance Dixon of Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory explains one approach to developing such a theory, called quantum gravity.
18-Nov-2015 12:05 PM EST

SLAC Researchers to Present at AAAS 2015

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory researchers will share the latest discoveries and innovations in a wide range of fields at this year’s AAAS Annual Meeting (Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, Calif.), including X-ray lasers, quantum materials, citizen...
10-Feb-2015 6:40 PM EST

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